Secnidazole - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Secnidazole
International :Ambese, Amebin, Amecdal, Bianos, Daksol, Deprozol, Ecuzol, Esnidazol, Fazol, Flagentyl, Gisistin, Gynerium, Italnidazol, Maxidazol, Minovag, Pazidol, Raserdazol, Sabima, Secdazol, Secnichem, Secnidal, Secnidazol Calox, Secnidazol Genfar, Secnidazol MK, Secnihexal, Secnivax, Seczol, Strebenzol, Tagera Forte, Unidazol, Xamex, Yardel
Other Name :Secnidazolum, Secnidazol.
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for giardiasis and amoebiasis.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- Invasive amoebiasis- The recommended dose is 1.5 g/day for 5 days. Amoebiasis; Giardiasis; Trichomoniasis Single dose of 2 gm.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Nausea, mouth ulcer and stomach pain.
Miscellaneous- Hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.